There was a fatal pedestrian accident Wednesday (February 14, 2018) in Park Ridge. The woman was hit by a car as she was attempting to walk south across Potter Road near Farrell Avenue.
According to Park Ridge Police, the accident happened at approximately 6:15 p.m. Details on how the accident occurred appear limited at this time; however, Park Ridge Police say the woman was not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
The woman was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for treatment of her injuries. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, she died shortly before 11:00 p.m.
The woman was identified as Bina Chowdhury, 42, of Park Ridge.
The driver of the car was identified as a 31-year-old man from Chicago.
An excerpt regarding the crash from the February 15, 2018 Park Ridge Herald-Advocate article (with remembrances) titled “Park Ridge woman killed while crossing the street remembered as ‘a wonderful soul’“:
Chowdhury’s death remains under investigation by the Park Ridge police and the Major Case Assistance Team STAR unit, a multi-jurisdictional crash investigation team, authorities said.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal pedestrian accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the February 15 Park Ridge Patch article titled “Park Ridge Woman Fatally Struck While Crossing Road.”
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